Tag Archives: health care

Declining empire watch: health care lottery, military-style drones in NYC, rape culture

Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Allison and Jamie discuss the declining empire, including a health care lottery in Tennessee, military-style drones in NYC, and rape culture. Citizen Radio is a member-supported show. Visit wearecitizenradio.com to sign up and support media that won’t lead you to war!  

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Supreme Court rules mandate constitutional, JPMorgan trading loss may reach $9 Billion

Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Supreme Court rules the individual mandate constitutional, Jamie and Allison dissect the ACA, the right freaks out, the largest city in the U.S. files for bankruptcy, Aaron Sorkin is a dick, and so is Jamie Dimon. Special announcement: Check out Thrive Food Direct, and use the [...]

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Scalia horrifies court with SB1070 comments, debt collectors at hospitals

Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Allison and Jamie discuss Justice Scalia’s horrifying comments during the SB1070 hearing, debt collectors at hospitals, Obama Justice and medical marijuana,CISPA, and Rupert Murdoch updates. Special announcement: Check out Thrive Food Direct, and use the code “CitizenRadio” to receive a discount. Your purchase will go towards a Maniac [...]

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Fox News boss instructed staff not to use phrase ‘public option’ because it tested too well

Allison Kilkenny 7 Replies

Media Matters has posted a very interesting report that once again illustrates just how laughable the Fox News slogan “Fair and Balanced” really is. It seems the network’s Washington managing editor, Bill Sammon, sent around a memo instructing his staff not to the use the phrase “public option” because it was testing too well. Instead, [...]

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New Citizen Radio: Alan Grayson, Marcy Wheeler, and W. Kamau Bell

Listen to the interviews here. Citizen Radio interviews Congressman Alan Grayson about standing up to Republicans (including describing the GOP healthcare plan as “Don’t get sick, and if you do, die quickly,”) Wall Street, party opposition – even from his fellow Democrats, and what makes him happy. Next, blogger Marcy Wheeler AKA Emptywheel talks about the [...]

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Thousands queue for free healthcare (again)

Allison Kilkenny 6 Replies

Washington has repeatedly demonstrated its inability to cope with more than one big issue at a time. As a result, the broken healthcare system is in danger of slipping off the radar even though millions of Americans still suffer the terrible fate of the un- and underinsured. Lindsey Graham demonstrated the epic freakout disguised as [...]

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Healthcare was not the 'best-covered news story, ever'

Allison Kilkenny 8 Replies

Harold Pollack went out on a limb, and unfortunately fell off the edge, when he suggested that healthcare reform was the “best-covered news story, ever.” Not even Pollack himself seems to really believe that premise as he peppers caveats throughout the article, and ultimately cites a few genuine examples of good journalism that occurred during healthcare reform. Ultimately, however, [...]

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